Fancourt is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, one of the most picturesque areas in the world. The suitable named 200km-long stretch along the Southern Coast of South Africa offers beautiful and diverse flora and fauna, coupled with a mild Mediterranean-like climate. Along with being the golfing Mecca of South Africa, the area offers a wide variety of things to do, from exploring meandering hiking trails to swimming, boating, and fishing in the surrounding ocean, lakes and rivers.
The Big 5 on your doorstep
Originally used only by hunters, the term ‘Big Five’ refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. During the bygone hunting era the term “Big Five” still conjures up the romance and excitement of Africa’s exotic destinations and experiences. Imagine watching the sunset over the horizon whilst you capture the moment of a pride of lions stalking their prey or watching a buffalo striding to a water hole with the strength and size that makes it more likely to kill a human than any other mammal. The rhino, which is almost extinct, with its extraordinary horns and bad temper, and the leopard with its beauty and remarkable speed and skill to hunt. Many travelers regard a visit to South Africa as incomplete without having spotted, and perhaps photographed, the Big Five. The Garden Route offers a variety of opportunities to view the big 5 in a malaria free environment.